Ap­peals court deals blow to Trump’s travel ban

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s re­vised travel ban “speaks with vague words of na­tional se­cu­rity, but in con­text drips with re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance, an­i­mus and dis­crim­i­na­tion,” a fed­eral ap­peals court said Thurs­day in rul­ing against the ban that tar­gets six Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity coun­tries. The 4th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals up­held a lower court rul­ing that blocks the Repub­li­can ad­min­is­tra­tion from tem­po­rar­ily sus­pend­ing new visas for peo­ple from Iran, Libya, So­ma­lia, Su­dan, Syria and Ye­men.

The Rich­mond, Vir­ginia-based 4th Cir­cuit is the first ap­peals court to rule on the re­vised travel ban, which Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion had hoped would avoid the le­gal prob­lems that the first ver­sion en­coun­tered.

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